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Panhandle Counties’ Plan for STR’s

Governor Ron DeSantis stated Friday that Florida counties are required to individually submit a request to reopen short term rentals along with an acceptable operational safety plan. DPBR (The Department of Business and Professional Regulation) posted guidelines to be considered in the plans at the link below:


Most of the counties in the panhandle of Florida have already responded with a plan. We have included links to those we have found online below:


Escambia County, FL:

(Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Santa Rosa County, FL:

(Gulf Breeze, Navarre Beach)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Okaloosa County, FL:

(Santa Rosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Walton County, FL:

(Miramar Beach, Sandestin, 30A Area)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Bay County, FL:

(Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Gulf County, FL:

(Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Franklin County, FL:

(St. Vincent Island, Apalachicola, St. George Island)

Plan to Reopen STRs:


Many of the plans reference the Center for Disease Control Guidelines for Disinfecting:


We try to be accurate and informative, but the situation is fluid. We will keep you informed of any updates.